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Say Goodbye to Pesky Warts

Many people avoid treating their warts as they may be shy for others to see them. The important thing to remember is that
the first step to getting rid of your warts is to actually treat them!
Avoiding treatment can make them worse and/or last longer.

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What is a wart?

Warts are grainy skin growths that occur most often on your feet and hands. Rough to the touch, warts usually have a pattern of tiny black dots, which are small, clotted blood vessels.

Warts are caused by a virus called Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and are transmitted by touch. Warts are usually harmless but can sometimes be painful, particularly on the feet.

We provide Falknor’s Needling as a treatment option for warts.

Learn More With Our Podiatrist Marcus

 

What To Expect At Your Appointment & How Falknor's Needling Works

You will first need to have an initial consult with the podiatrist. This is when your areas of concern are determined to be a wart or not. You would be surprised how many end up being calluses on the feet, not warts! The podiatrist also needs to determine if there are different types of warts.
One of each type of wart will need to be treated to get rid of them all. If you decide to have your warts removed, your appointment is typically up to an hour.
You should eat meals and take medication as usual. 

 

It is important that you not have any other anesthetic, local or general for 24 hours prior to being seen. A local anesthetic is injected into the area being treated for numbing. It works to block pain but you may still feel pressure and movement. The procedure involves using a needle to make numerous holes throughout the wart. Needling is a form of soft tissue therapy which breaks down the wart by pushing the virus into a deeper level of the skin to create a controlled inflammatory response which, in turn, stimulates the body's immune system to recognize the virus and destroy the treated wart as well as others you have in different areas. 

 

The treatment has been around for over 45 years (being first described in a medical journal in America in 1969) and is used routinely with great success by practitioners internationally.

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Over 21 years of Helping You Walk In and Dance Out!

We've been helping relieve foot pain, heel pain, lower leg pain and more for over 21 years. We understand that pain can range from irritating to absolutely debilitating. The good news? We have great success in making pain go away!

HealthWalks Inc. offers podiatry assessment and treatment, custom foot orthotics and the most comfortable shoes available anywhere to help you get back to the activities you love.

Local to Nova Scotia?
Visit us in New Glasgow or Truro. HealthWalks is the only full-service foot care clinic of its kind in northern Nova Scotia.

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New Glasgow: 902-755-9675

Truro: 902-893-9675

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